Friday, February 7, 2020

Brian Beatty On Mark Strand


Borrowed Trouble: Micro Tribute to Mark Strand (1934-2014)

I wouldn’t write at all if it weren’t for myriad writers before me whose works showed me what was possible. The poems of this series are small offerings of respect, of thanks, to those muses. – Brian Beatty

Mark Strand

In bed as you doze off 
you begin writing 
the paragraph of the night.

So goes life’s dark dream:
brimming with romance one minute,
terror or boredom the next. 

Then out of nowhere 
you’re done.

– Brian Beatty


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1 comment:

  1. Strand brought a certain Hollywood glamour to American poetry during his lifetime. He made it seem cool to read and write poems.

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